2002–03 Nottingham Forest F.C. season

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Nottingham Forest
2002–03 season
Manager Paul Hart
Stadium City Ground
First Division 6th
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round

During the 2002–03 English football season, Nottingham Forest competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Nottingham Forest rebounded from the previous season's disappointment to finish 6th in the First Division, setting up a play-off with third-placed Sheffield United. Forest were beaten 5-4 on aggregate over two epic semi-final legs, consigning the club to another season in English football's second tier.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Darren Ward
2 France DF Matthieu Louis-Jean
3 Canada DF Jim Brennan
4 England MF Des Walker
5 Norway DF Jon Olav Hjelde
6 England MF Riccardo Scimeca
7 England MF Darren Huckerby (on loan from Manchester City)
8 Scotland MF Gareth Williams
9 Jamaica FW David Johnson
10 England FW Jack Lester
11 England FW Marlon Harewood
12 Republic of Ireland GK Barry Roche
14 Scotland DF Chris Doig
15 Republic of Ireland DF John Thompson
16 Germany MF Eugen Bopp
17 England DF Michael Dawson
No. Position Player
18 Republic of Ireland MF Brian Cash
19 England FW Craig Westcarr
20 Republic of Ireland MF Andy Reid
21 Belgium DF Davy Oyen
22 Scotland MF Eoin Jess
23 France MF Benjamin Gavanon (on loan from Marseille)
27 England MF Matt Bodkin
28 England DF James Biggins
29 England FW Richard Jeffrey
31 Germany GK Pascal Formann
32 England DF Tony Vaughan
33 Wales DF Christian Edwards
34 France FW Mickael Antoine-Curier
35 Scotland DF Gregor Robertson
36 England DF Wes Morgan

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 England MF David Prutton (to Southampton)
21 England FW Gary Jones (to Tranmere Rovers)
23 England DF Marcus Hall (to Southampton)
No. Position Player
30 England MF Keith Foy (to Doncaster Rovers)
34 Republic of Ireland FW David Freeman

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